New features and improvements in this version
- Multiple databases – now you can have separate databases for different kinds of monitoring. For example, if you would like to import a database of Non-Directional Beacons, you can keep those records separate from your UHF frequencies which are in a different database. And, you decide where to store the database.
- New database fields. 14 new data fields are now available for each frequency in the database. Now you can track a frequency’s City & Country, Language, transmitter Power, and other info.
- New database filters. The Browse window now lets you filter your database up to 11 ways simultaneously.
- A new Preferences window lets you set 37 rules of behavior for the Frequency Manager + Scanner. You can now customize FM without resorting to manual editing and the risk of corrupting your SDR# installation.
- Copy the current frequency to the clipboard does just that, so that you can paste it into documents or other software.
- Monitor the clipboard for data that “looks like” a frequency. Useful for copying frequencies from the web; when a frequency is seen on the clipboard SDR# tunes to the frequency immediately.
- New plugin: Frequency Details. This new plugin displays information about the currently tuned frequency if that frequency has a record in your database.
- Frequency Rounding: monitoring HF frequencies or lower? Tired of missing the center of the frequency by just that much when you click a frequency on the spectrum analyzer? Use hot keys to automatically round the frequency up or down to the nearest step size.
- Presets now contain the Frequency, Center, and Description of a frequency. The saved Center value overrides other settings when a preset is clicked.
- High-resolution Scanning. Prior versions of the scanner scanned only the range of the spectrum windows based on the FFT resolution. This new scanner will look at every frequency in the spectrum window, regardless of the FFT resolution, if you so desire. For example you can scan in low resolution and check only the frequencies in the FFT display’s resolution (e.g. 4096 Hz out of a 2.4 MHz block) or scan in high resolution and check the radio’s entire 2.4 MHz range.
- New plugin: Scanner Decisions. This new plugin displays activity by the scanner which allows you to see why (for example) the scanner didn’t stop on a frequency when you expected it to. Unlike earlier versions of FM, the Scanner Decisions window and the new Scanner Decisions plugin are now designed to be in continuous use like any other plugin.